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The design and construction skills of the Garth Chapman team have been applied to a contemporary home. Widely recognised and industry awarded as a builder of new Queenslanders, GCQ wanted to show the market that these same skills were transferrable into a contemporary home. We have crafted this prestige home with the highest amount of care and discretion. Decisions were made by the Director, Stephen Havas, and his close nit team as if they were the ultimate owners of the home. This home represents a significant investment in showcasing the talents of our entire group. From the designer, Kevin Hincksman, our carpentry team, right thru each trade, that have often been with us for in excess of a decade, and suppliers. All professionally coordinated by the construction supervisor, Trent Benett.
From every angle the home exudes amazing detail that draws the eye of the viewer and tells a story. There are reasons for everything and the end owner of this home will enjoy many months and years of discovery of the “why”. There is a truly impressive list of inclusions and finishes throughout the home that is enmeshed with the dynamic and thoughtful design. It will be difficult to describe in a short narrative but here goes…
From the street this home will place a smile on your face as you explore its many angles and subtleties. The raised timber entry provides an inviting space to greet and depart inhabitants and visitors alike. Enter through the 1200mm wide modern cedar door and be immediately welcomed inside by 6m high vaulted ceilings with two glittering crystal chandeliers, instantly giving the home an elegant and mesmerising atmosphere. Purposefully placed, large windows allow an abundance of natural light into the downstairs level, illuminating the light interiors and stunning 130mm wide Sydney Bluegum timber flooring laid throughout the home.
A true and complete living space is provided, without missing any crucial elements, and presents right from the moments of entry. The large home office (or converted 5th room) has been completely optimised and fitted with sleek cabinetry, shelving, full data cabling, multiple desk space, plus a private entry way to the veranda and patio. As you make your way through the home, the true proportions of size and detail show themselves. The living room embraces not only high 3m ceilings, built-in television above the fully fitted, exquisite gas fireplace and the floor to ceiling windows, directed at the pool. This commanding dining space is in view of the drinks preparation station and includes Vintec wine cellar storage.
A true culinary delight, the kitchen has been commissioned for the chef in the family with quality appointments throughout. Enjoy creating here with a full range of Miele appliances, ceramic gas 800cm 5 burner cooktop, combi steam oven, warming drawer, pyrolytic multi-function programmable oven, microwave oven with grill, integrated Vintec wine fridge, 40mm waterfall Caesarstone benchtops, soft close cabinetry with ample storage, plus a huge butler’s pantry complete with extensive storage, 40mm stone benchtops, under mounted sink and integrated Miele dishwasher. Whether used by hired help or not, this area is designed to keep mess and utensils out of sight when entertaining. A solar panel on the roof provides bright light to this space all day long, plus, the garage being just steps away, makes the little life ritual of transferring groceries from the car easy, all part of the homes thoughtfulness.
The garage is 3 car with work bench built in and significant storage that extends to under the internal stairs. A lot of gear can be kept down here. The concrete slab is finished with an epoxy resin flake floor so maintenance is a breeze.
All members of the home will love the seamless transition from the living and dining space to the rear covered deck. A space that is large enough to incorporate dining, comfortable outdoor lounge, and an outdoor kitchen. This includes, once again, Casarstone benches, built-in barbeque, Condari Baltimore externally ducted commercial grade range hood. Abey undermount sink and a wine/bar fridge. A space worthy of spending blissful days hosting and alfresco dining in this marvelous outdoor space, observing the glittering saltwater lap pool and expansive grassy yard, perfect for children and pets to play.
On the back wing of the house is the dedicated media room. In ceiling surround sound Nile speakers, and acoustic insulated ceiling and walls. The built in ventilated cabinetry is ready to house the equipment and is integrated with the C-Bus home system. High end designer black out curtains will contain the light. A lighted bulkhead runs to the perimeter of the room. The screening end features US imported cloth wallpaper – not vinyl. A large sliding door provides access to the rear verandah entertaining area.
Heading upstairs, the floating internal stairs that leads to the upper level features frameless glass balustrade. Rebated LED strip lighting in the handrail provides a stylish detail. Upstairs a large retreat area provide an alternative chill out space.
The main bedroom is separated from this and the children’s bedrooms through thoughtful design. Well laid out the room has dual access to a large completely fitted out walk-in-robe. The adjoining Ensuite has a double walk in shower framed by frameless glass. Double vanity and importantly, a separate roomed toilet. A luxurious bath is privately placed to enable a place to clear the mind and relax the body. Tiled floor to cornice this space is representative of a home of this calibre.
The remaining three bedrooms are all double sized with built in storage and a cabinetry built desk. The windows to these rooms have all been placed to consider carefully the surroundings and aspect of this home. The main bathroom and separate toilet with basin are conveniently located and suitably finished. Adjacent is a laundry chute and storage space. The home features an extensive inclusions list which for the detail orientated is available to you. Download Inclusion PDF.
Garth Chapman Queenslanders is committed to providing homes of high quality – not just in terms of finish, but also in design. We advocate designing and constructing detailed homes that can be multi-generational. Our focus is on delivering a high quality service to our clients and exceeding their expectations.